Archive for July 2014 – Page 2

Janet Silkwood

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Janet Faith Silkwood, 74, of Naylor, Mo. passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Silkwood was a longtime resident of Butler County and previously lived in St. Louis.

She married Clyde Silkwood on Dec. 31, 1966 in St. Louis. He survives.

Mrs. Silkwood was an avid John Wayne collector, and she enjoyed feeding wildlife, listening to country music, working in her yard, and attending her grandchildren’s ball games. Ms. Silkwood attended a Lutheran church in St. Louis.

Mrs. Silkwood is survived by her husband; three sons, Terry Angle of Granite City, Ill., Jimmy Silkwood of Naylor and Tim Silkwood and wife Donna, of Naylor; two sisters, Jean Summerton of Elsberry, Mo. and Joyce Walker of Hot Springs, Mo.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Aubuchon and Emma Techmeyer.

Visitation was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel. Funeral service following with Rev. Donnie Fowler officiating.

Burial took place in Coon Island Cemetery in Neelyville.

Memorials may be made to Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel.

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Daniel Watson

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Daniel C. Watson, 63, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Monday, June 23, 2014 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Thursday June 26, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. With funeral services Friday June 27, 2014 with Bro. Danny Helton officiating.

Burial took place in Cochran Cemetery in Harviell, Mo.

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Wilma Brinkley

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Wilma Little Brinkley, 84, of Naylor, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 5, 2014 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 20, 1929 in Pocahontas, Ark. She worked as a homemaker who enjoyed her grandchildren, visiting with friends and gardening. She was a member of Elm Grove General Baptist Church in Naylor and a member of the gospel singing group, Twin City Gospel Singers. She was a lifelong resident of Ripley County.

On June 26, 1954 she married Willie Little in Poplar Bluff. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1976.

Survivors include her children: Robin Seratt and husband, Roy, of Naylor and Karen Drury of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Roxie Cunningham of Campbell, Mo., one brother, Jack Tyler of Truman, Ark. three grandchildren, Keith, Misty, and Clint, three great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Hailey, and Nickey, and special friend Sandy Faulkner.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, Carl C. Tyler and Vica Reed Tyler; a sister, Jean Hargraves, and a brother, Carl J. Tyler.

Funeral services were held on June 19, 2014.

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Delavina Ferren

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Delavina Esmarelda Ferren, 92, of Poplar Bluff, Mo, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Services are pending.

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Lindell Hunter

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Lindell Hunter, 72, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Hunter was born July 8, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Jessie Paul Hunter and Ruby Jewel (Kerr) Hunter. He was a truck driver for over 50 years and worked for Paul Duckett for 30 plus years.  He was a Charter Member of Westwood Baptist Church and a member of the Teamsters. He enjoyed welding and horseshoe crafts.

On October 12, 1974, he married Rolana (Templeton) Hunter in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  She survives.

Other survivors include his cousins, Eldon Kerr (Juanita) and  Sarah Imler, all of Monette, Ark., Cherell Baker of Columbia, S.C., Terry Good of Florida,  Mary Ann and Marilyn of Piedmont, Mo., Fred Kerr of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Margaret Kerr of Prague, Oklahoma, and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Westwood Baptist Church,  in Poplar Bluff, followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m.  Dr. Steve Proctor will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.




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Mildred Shivley

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Mildred Rose Anna Shivley, 81, of DuQuion, Ill., passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Fairview Nursing Home in DuQuion.

Mrs. Shivley was born November 29, 1932, in Neelyville, Mo.,  to the late Pleas and Freedonia Oakes.

She was married to Raymond Shivley on March 31, 1972.  He preceded her in death in 1997.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her three children, Terry Gibbs and wife, Kathy, Randy Shivley and wife, Angie, Freda Brandibas and husband, Steve; as well as a step-daughter, Genise Smallwood and husband, Jim; three sisters, Daisy Shivley, Lois Smith, and Viola Hover and a brother, Fred Oakes and wife, Joyce; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by one brother, Roy Oakes and four sisters, Florence Shaffer, Mary Burson, Lilly Baltimore, and Irene Handerink.

Visitation will be held 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed funeral services at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ralph Mayes officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

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Loren Smith

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Loren Smith, 90, of Branson, Mo., formerly of Naylor, Mo., passed away July 16, 2014 in the Golden Living Center in Branson.

Mr. Smith was born February 15, 1924, in Blodgett, Mo., to the late Henry and Hazel (Miller) Smith. In 1961 he married Alpha Smith in Corning, Ark.  He worked in the sawmill and enjoyed woodworking and reading.  He was a member of Naylor Missionary Baptist Church.  Mr. Smith also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his sons, James Smith (Pamela) of Doniphan, Mo. and David Smith (Stephanie) of Springfield, Mo.; one grandson, Curtis Smith (Raychelle) of Branson and three great-grandchildren, Adrian, Kristen and Alexis Smith.

No services are planned at this time.

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Cameron Swasho

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Cameron Lee Swasho, 2, of Poplar Bluff, Mo, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, in St. Louis, Mo.

Cameron was born April 12, 2012 in Poplar Bluff.  He loved to play outside with his brothers and he loved food.  He attended the Lords Chapel.

Cameron is a hero.  He gifted his organs to four other children in need.

He is survived by his parents, Rusty Ray Swasho and Crystal Lee Minks; his brothers Triston Timothy Lee Swafford and Hunter Ray Swasho; grandparents, Charlotte Ann Barnes and Jerry D. Fleener, George Wayne Swasho and Melissa Swasho; great-grandmother, Elnora Barnes; and one uncle, Jerry Lee Fleener.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff with Rev. Rowdy Boyer officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Poplar Bluff.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, PO Box 1409, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  63902.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cardinal Glennon Hospital and for the support and help they have received from all over.

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Alva “Alvie” Deaton

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Alva “Alvie” Deaton, 76, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Born in Fremont, Mo. on April 15, 1938 to Chester and Rosie Deaton, he was a lifelong resident and businessman of Butler County, Mo.

Alvie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen “Okie” Deaton and his children, Janet Deaton of Poplar Bluff, Bobby and Michelle Deaton of Poplar Bluff, and Alpha and Susan Taylor of Clifty, Ark.; his grandchildren, Miranda Deaton, Austin Deaton, Brandon Taylor, Chace (and Ashley) Taylor, and one great-grandson, Braxton Taylor;   his brother, Melburn (Bernice) Deaton, and two sisters, Lola Dean Hager and Mary Jo (Charlie) Barth.

Alvie was a retired owner/operator of Deaton Automotive.  He spent most of his life fixing up cars and raising cattle and hogs.  In his retirement he enjoyed reading and working in his woodshop. Okie was the love and center of his life. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.  He was a devout Christian and member of the Bluff City Apostolic Worship Center.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Bluff City Apostolic Worship Center, 200 South Walnut Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the church.  Burial will be in Old Oak Hill Community Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made by mail to Bluff City Apostolic Worship Center Youth Ministry.


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Leanard Tinsley

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Leanard F. TInsley, 51, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014.

Mr. Tinsley was born October 1, 1962 in Poplar Bluff.  He was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Mr. Tinsley is survived by his mother, Ellen (Lewis) Tinsley of Harviell, Mo., two brothers, Tom and Earl Tinsley; two sister-in-laws, Sherry and Penny Tinsley and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Tinsley is preceded in death by his wife, Jill Tinsley and father, Bob Tinsley and one brother, Terry Tinsley.

Visitation held at 6 p.m. Tuesday July8, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 with Ray Lewis officiating.  Burial in the Black River Cemetery.


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